One way to control this situation is to set a routine for your day. Set a time to wake up, bathe, dress up, eat meals, and a time to sleep every night.
Filter the news you receive:
“Anxiety will be maintained through constant verification of information, and with 24-hour news, it will not be easier.” “You may not be able to control the evolution of the virus, but you can control the amount of news verification. So be aware of how many times you do that.” Give yourself a “window of anxiety” to think about your fears and write them out of your head.
Follow the rules:
Following close guidelines for hand washing and social insulation is not only good practice, but can also relieve stress. In a 2016 study on uncertainty, researchers found that participants who prepared a mysterious order were the best performers. Sticking to the new rules can help you feel some control and stress control.
Have a good time:
Anxiety gets worse when your brain has a space of fear, so fill your time and focus on the tasks that bring you happiness. For example, you can learn how to play a musical instrument or speak a foreign language. “All creative activities seek to promote emotional health and can help you deal with self-isolation.”
Regular communication with friends, family and neighbors through phone or video conversations is very important to help provide a fun and mood-raising mechanism.
“Humans are social creatures, so staying in touch is important, otherwise not being able to mix with others can become an additional pressure.”
Although face-to-face communication may be limited, assistance can take the form of giving to food banks, helping neighbors or engaging in online community support.
Eat and sleep well:
It may seem self-evident, but the pressure is exhausting, and your body’s reserves are depleted of nutrients to boost your immunity. He warned that “intermittent sleep is a feature of stress, a bad diet”, and recommended that you go to bed at a specific time after a quiet evening routine, avoiding stresses such as cell phones and news at night.
“All the evidence shows that the 10-minute activity is enough to dissipate tension.”
“Exercising gratitude (thinking and bringing the good side of your life and relationships) in times of increased fear and anxiety helps us cope with and lift moods, which maintain sedation.” When you find positivity, take every opportunity to share it in any way possible.
Studies show that simple breathing exercises can give you a powerful tool to overcome stress in crises. “When we’re in a “fight or escape” mode, the body pulls as much oxygen as possible to feed the muscles, but you can calm this response simply by making sure to exhale for a longer period of longer appetite.”
Cry if you want:
Crying, screaming, expressing your anger and frustration by punching a pillow are all acceptable ways to get psychological comfort. “If tears accumulate, don’t suppress your feelings.